Soapbox Youth Nonfiction Slam
Date: December 3, 2016
Location: Morris Frank Library | 10103 Fondren Rd, Houston, TX 77035
Join the WITS Youth Advisory Council on Saturday, December 3rd, at 2pm at the Morris Frank Library for the Soapbox Nonfiction Slam. This event is free and open to youth ages 13-19. Bring your most interesting holiday story to share (5 minutes max) and wear your best holiday sweater. Prizes for the best stories!
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Ten WITS writers, adults and students, will speak out at the Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA) on Friday, Sept. 16th.
MECA, an organization that emphasizes justice, diversity, and creativity through arts and cultural programming, presents a synergy of visual and literary works through WAR, featuring written responses to photography by artist Pablo Bobbio. The exhibit opens Friday, September 16 at 7:00 PM, at the MECA Dow School Campus, 1900 Kane Street, with a reception and reading by poets and writers from Writers in the Schools, Flamenco Poets Society, and emerging poets. Admission is free and open to the public.
MECA describes WAR as an attempt “to provide a warning cry where voices may have an echo. WAR is composed of 20 photo montages composed by the artist Pablo Bobbio and exposes through metaphorical language, the significance of wars as expressed by a group of writers and poets. These men and women inspired by Bobbio’s striking images, use written language to express situations that impede liberty, the necessity for reason and the need for ethics. Sixty writers and poets from 18 countries around the world generously accompanied the completion of the portfolio: WAR Writers 20 to 20 Photos. The road show is scheduled to take place in the country of origin of the participants, beginning in 2011 in Latin America, from Argentina to Cuba with the idea of continuing to Europe, from Portugal to Finland, during the years 2012 and 2013.”
Please join WITS in honoring this important work. For more information, visit Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts (MECA).